Normal is no longer normal in this Covid-19 environment. Governments are ordering people inside, schools and jobs are going digital, and socializing has been reduced to spending 45 minutes on a Zoom call. The way I view my life has drastically changed. My once desired bedtime euphoria has become monotonous, while the outdoors are privileged . Travelling from My Window is a transition from the busy urban life to a more secluded homeostasis. How the world has changed since saying hi to your friends is cause for def con 1.
The process for making this short film was all about transition. Using the sounds of the city, rain, forest, and fire, I looked for clips that, when pieced together, would depict someone coming from the city into the quiet forest. A record player clip was used to visually signal the start of the music. My main illusion that I incorporated in this transfer was layovers. On top the viewer sees the big city and streets, but I faded these clips to show the unseen virus underneath. Most of the clips and transitions were precisely placed to match the beat. The most notable clip was the fight between the couple. I used three clips: the main fight, the man sitting, and the woman walking. After a series of fades and rises, this clip overall depicted how tensions can get high when you're forced to be alone with someone for an extended period of time. This project taught me how to use the beats I make as a ground work for visual representation. It is also important to allow yourself to really feel and analyze the emotions created by your work so that others can as well.